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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12166

A dark, steaming lava seen from the east was emplaced during an eruption from Huila volcano that began in 2008.  Pico del Sur lies at the  left, with glacier-covered Pico Central at upper right and Pico Norte at far right.  The lava dome straddled the summit ridge and descended opposite sides of the volcano.  A major lahar in November 2008 swept down the Rio Paez, causing extensive damage.  Long-term ome growth and periodic ash emissions continued. Photo by Tom Pierson, 2010 (USGS, Cascades Volcano Observatory).

A dark, steaming lava seen from the east was emplaced during an eruption from Huila volcano that began in 2008. Pico del Sur lies at the left, with glacier-covered Pico Central at upper right and Pico Norte at far right. The lava dome straddled the summit ridge and descended opposite sides of the volcano. A major lahar in November 2008 swept down the Rio Paez, causing extensive damage. Long-term ome growth and periodic ash emissions continued.

Photo by Tom Pierson, 2010 (USGS, Cascades Volcano Observatory).


Nevado del Huila